Analysis

Analyzing how minimalist watch companies produce content for Instagram

There’s a huge amount of convergence on social media: there are some aesthetics that individuals and brands can’t resist when posting. And when all these people and brands post and discuss similar things in similar ways, those patterns can be ...

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Paul Simons: myths and reality at the Star & Garter

Last week Fallon held a reunion party at the legendary Star & Garter based on a) it has been a long standing venue for agency knees-ups and b) it was a walk down memory lane for the Fallon crew as ...

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Oliver CEO Sharon Whale: how clients can avoid becoming inmates of in-housing

It’s been quite the journey. In-housing still isn’t understood in the way I’d like, but there’s no denying it’s become a valuable, mainstream marketing operation today. Household names have adopted the practice in recent years – the likes of Sky ...

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The Gate CSO Kit Altin picks her Desert Island Ads

Kit Altin is chief strategy officer of The Gate London, the creative and media agency in MSQ Partners. Dunlop – Tested for the Unexpected I still have my school folder from 1993, covered in stills from this ad. I wasn’t ...

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Nick Mawditt of Talon Outdoor: why Facebook is channelling Friends Reunited

Facebook has had its fair share of bad press, audience challenges and brand safety issues amidst its meteoric growth. It released a report last week on the benefits of combining Facebook and Outdoor advertising that is a welcome realisation that ...

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Adam Morton of UM: why brands need big ideas not short-term tactics

A lot has been written, including by yours truly, about advertisers focusing on short-term tactical goals and ROI rather than long-term brand building. One element of short-term marketing thinking is the over-focus on ROI, an efficiency rather than effectiveness metric. ...

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